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Old 07-29-2018, 12:05 PM   #31
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And to make matters worse, he spun off Joanie and Chachi for season 10. The characters were bumped up and became featured characters to fill the void created by the absence of Richie and Ralph and Garry Marshall takes them out of the show.
That's a great point, Dr. Thong. In retrospect, the whole JLC spin-off was a terrible idea.

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I've said this many times before, but Happy Days wasn't the same show during those last four seasons. I think it might have been better off if the show's name had been changed to Jefferson High or something else. Kind of like when All In The Family became Archie Bunker's Place after the departures of Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers and Jean Stapleton.
Or what I call Little House: The New Batch. Which... Don't get me started.
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Potsie was always on a decline. He was pretty good as the second lead.
If i remember correctly he was cooler Ralph and Richie, he was the guy that would get the girls for him and Richie.

I always wondered why they kept bumping/dumbing him down. Then they wanted Fonz to become the start of the show.
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That's a great point, Dr. Thong. In retrospect, the whole JLC spin-off was a terrible idea.
Scott Baio himself said that JLC was "a cesspool."
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The simple truth is that Happy Days ended the day Ron Howard left the show.

And that was also the day I stopped watching it.
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The simple truth is that Happy Days ended the day Ron Howard left the show.

And that was also the day I stopped watching it.
I continued watching it and I can truthfully say you didn't miss anything.

Those shows got worse with age.
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Potsie was always on a decline. He was pretty good as the second lead.
If i remember correctly he was cooler Ralph and Richie, he was the guy that would get the girls for him and Richie.

I always wondered why they kept bumping/dumbing him down. Then they wanted Fonz to become the start of the show.
I heard that the producers at one point even wanted to change the name of the show to Fonzie's Happy Day, but Henry Winkler and the other cast members protested against it.
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I heard that the producers at one point even wanted to change the name of the show to Fonzie's Happy Day, but Henry Winkler and the other cast members protested against it.
On the 30th anniversary special, Ron Howard said that he told Garry Marshall that if the name was changed to Fonzie's Happy Days, he wanted to leave the show.

I've also heard rumors that ABC president Fred Silverman wanted to spin Fonzie off into his own show, but Winkler nixed the idea, feeling that Fonzie was born on Happy Days and that's where he belonged.
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